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Half Asleep Lyrics

"Half Asleep" was written by Ben Folds.
"Half Asleep" was written by Ben Folds.

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Half asleep, half a Billboard, half a street
Well, that's my window
All in all, if you wanna know
I'm half asleep

Old friends and strangers
They treat me like a little girl
But not you, dear
You were always here

Like back in the black and white spotlight
And I'd smoked a packed house
And you were sitting pretty then
Just like you're doing now

I was so convinced or so they say
I could have gone all the way
Like everything else
I did it halfway

Half asleep, that's where the dreams
And demons meet
Say stop the laughter, dim the roar
This clown's not funny anymore

Friends used to say that to me
Treat me like a little girl
But not you, dear
You were always here

You're back when we tripped the light out of sight
The band would play
I'd sing my heart out for drunken crowds
It didn't mean a thing

We were so alone
I loved you so
Doesn't seem like
An hour ago

And when I'm down and out
I try to figure out
What was it all about?
Was the spark always there?

I only know now
I wanna take another breath

Half asleep, no keep talking, I'm still here
Don't let them take you away, my dear
Someone said, "He can't hear you
He's half asleep"

Half asleep

Ben Folds

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